The demanding role of the athlete has caused coaches and trainers to expand the traditional training and conditioning regimes to include mobility, recovery and pliability techniques. My D1 college and high school clients are quick to recognize that by adding sport and position-specific yoga postures, myofascial release through the use of Yoga Tune-Up® balls, Somatic mobility exercises, breath and meditation practices they enhance their physical performance and mental game.
I have been the yoga coach for a number of high school/college sports teams and individual athletes in Ventura County. I have been a student of yoga for 17 years and have been a yoga educator for 6 years teaching kids of all ages – including pre-schoolers and seniors, for youth organizations like Girl and Boy Scouts, yoga for PE at Simi Valley High School, for the County of Ventura Wellness Program. I teach weekly at my private home studio, at Yoga Nook in Simi Valley, Fitness 19 in Moorpark and EPIC Fitness in Simi Valley. I am on the faculty for the Yoga Nook Teacher Training program and I am also certified to teach Power Yoga for Sports™ live trainings through Gwen Lawrence’s registered yoga school .
I utilize a variety of methods to get the best results for my athletic clients to compliment their training and performance. I also teach workshops for mindfulness meditation, breath mechanics, and mind-body awareness techniques to help with the mental side of sports and life..
I am so grateful and indebted to all of my teachers and mentors, some of my favorite teaching methods/workshops:
- Yoga Tune Up® Breath & Bliss Immersion Training with Jill Miller (November, 2019)
- Yoga Deconstructed® Training, Unwreck Your Neck, Yoga Tune Up® with Trina Altman (2017, 2018)
- Integral Anatomy, What the Fuzz with Gil Hedley (November, 2017)
- Beyond Yoga Alignment, Shoulder Potential with Jules Mitchell (June, 2016)
But especially my master teachers:
Gwen Lawrence, LMT, RYS, RYT, Owner and Creator of Power Yoga for Sports™, New York (RYT300/Elite Studies)